|Your Inner Macaque -- Groks Science Show 2012-05-02 - Charles Lee, Forrest Gulden, Joanna Rowell|
Have you ever noticed that people behave strangely in elevators? Dr. Dario Maestripieri, author of 'Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships,' joins us to discuss how studying the behavior of rhesus monkeys and other non-human primates can help us understand why humans act the way we do.
Keywords: groks; science; psychology; maestripieri; primates
|The Gap -- Groks Science Show 2013-12-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Humans seem very distinct from other animals, but what is it about the human mind that truly defines us as uniquely human? On this episode, Prof. Thomas Suddendorf discussed the gap between humans and other animals.
Keywords: science; evolution; Humans; primates; minds; groks
|Planet of the Apes -- Groks Science Show 2014-02-19 - Joanna Rowell|
What can our closest living relatives - great apes like the chimpanzee and bonobo - teach us about ourselves? Are we the only species that tells lies or wages war? Do other apes have culture? On this episode, Dale Peterson joins us to discuss these fascinating, yet sadly endangered, animals.
Keywords: Dale Peterson; primates; apes; chimpanzees; Jane Goodall; bonobos; conservation